Three Tips to Keep Your Shelby Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dropping temperatures in Shelby aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Hopper Heating and Air a call at 704-233-7363 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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